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Old January 26th, 2013, 11:03 AM   #361
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Middlesbrough church rebuilt brick by brick at Beamish
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St Helen's Church, rebuilt at Beamish

A VANDALISED MEDIEVAL church has been resurrected after it was taken apart brick by brick and rebuilt 40 miles away. St Helenís Church has been painstakingly transported from its former home at Eston, Middlesbrough, and rebuilt at Beamish Museum in County Durham. Each individual brick of the church, which is around 900 years old, was removed from the building and numbered in 1998. It took four labourers a month to dismantle the church and transport it to a site near Georgian Pockerley Manor, owned by the museum.

The blocks were stored on palettes, whilst the remaining rubble of the church was taken by skip. The bricks were kept in a field while Beamish Museum, which funded the project, waited for enough money to become available to complete the move. The decision to transport the church followed years of vandalism, including a fire which destroyed its roofs. The vestry had been illegally demolished while stonework and furnishings, such as the font and medieval cross were stolen. Tudor stained glass was smashed out and in the mid 19th century a cast iron chancel window was taken for scrap.

By 1987 St Helenís was in a serious state of disrepair and in 1998 Durham County Council and English Heritage gave permission for the grade II listed building to be de-constructed and rebuilt by Beamish.


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Old January 26th, 2013, 04:45 PM   #362
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Borough of Tynemouth bomb map from World War 2 can be seen @ http://www.northshields173.org/PDF/bmap.pdf

Cannot say I've seen anything similar for Newcastle or Gateshead.

Not a very good scan, I think this was another website originally, all the locations that were bombed in the Borough of Tynemouth in the Second World War.

http://dev1.ictgateshead.org/northshields173/html/?p=65

Although North Shields/ Tynemouth wasn't bombed as heavily as some locations, it had the infamous direct hit on the Wilkinsons factory, which killed 104 people, and Chirton School, the Wesleyan Chapel on Coach Lane, part of the Preston Hospital and the top part of Bedford St were destroyed, with heavy damage to North Shields station, the Rex Cinema, Smiths Dock and several houses flattened outright.

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Old January 26th, 2013, 06:01 PM   #363
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Not a very good scan, I think this was another website originally, all the locations that were bombed in the Borough of Tynemouth in the Second World War.

http://dev1.ictgateshead.org/northshields173/html/?p=65

Although North Shields/ Tynemouth wasn't bombed as heavily as some locations, it had the infamous direct hit on the Wilkinsons factory, which killed 104 people, and Chirton School, the Wesleyan Chapel on Coach Lane, part of the Preston Hospital and the top part of Bedford St were destroyed, with heavy damage to North Shields station, the Rex Cinema, Smiths Dock and several houses flattened outright.

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This is the site to go to for what happened in World War 2 North Shields - http://www.northshields173.org/

Packed with memorabilia, maps, photographs and first hand accounts.
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Old January 26th, 2013, 06:21 PM   #364
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This is the site to go to for what happened in World War 2 North Shields - http://www.northshields173.org/

Packed with memorabilia, maps, photographs and first hand accounts.
I used to like Westall's War, but it's offline now.
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Old January 26th, 2013, 06:49 PM   #365
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More Old Pictures of demolished properties in the Teams area of Gateshead

Following recent discussion about demolished pubs in this area took yet another visit to St Mary's Heriatge Centre, Gateshead and with permission of staff on duty 25/01/13 took these photographs from the "Photographs of Gateshead, taken by photographer Steve Wood " from the images on display screens.

Excuse the quality and "flash" on some of the pictures - well worth a visit to the centre (Tuesdays - Sundays), ask the staff and see for yourself the excellent quality images of the full collection

Also see my post #448 of 26/01/13 in "PUBS of the PAST - Your Memories, no matter how "hazy" thread that shows images of former pubs in the area






















See another post in due course for some images from the same collection of the Bensham area

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Old January 26th, 2013, 07:34 PM   #366
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Old Pictures of demolished properties in the Bensham area of Gateshead

Following recent discussion about demolished pubs in this area took yet another visit to St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead and with permission of staff on duty 25/01/13 took these photographs from the "Photographs of Gateshead, taken by photographer Steve Wood " from the images on display screens.

Excuse the quality and "flash" on some of the pictures - well worth a visit to the centre (Tuesdays - Sundays), ask the staff and see for yourself the excellent quality images of the full collection















This next one of Alexandra Rd - Burt Terrace Drill Hall is building to right side of road







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Old January 26th, 2013, 08:34 PM   #367
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Amazing to see those pictures, especially as I lived in that area for a number of years in the more modern part. It is quite sad to see that such vibrant shopping areas were flattened and changed dramatically. Teams itself has very few facilities these days compared to what it had in those days and I don't think the council flats and houses that have been built in it's place have stood the test of time. The whole council area around Milling Court and Oak Square need flattened again. I lived there in my late teens and it was scary then.
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Old February 1st, 2013, 12:12 AM   #368
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In the 70s we used to get the bus from "The Bandstand" in Whitley Bay. According to local legend, the bandstand itself had been bombed during the war...I'm not sure how true that is...
The King George V Coronation Bandstand and was demolished in the 1950's. As you say, still remembered as the bus stop on the Links is known as The Bandstand. Not sure of its war action though.

The Bandstand was commemorated last year as:

North Tyneside Council Media Release @ http://www.northtyneside.gov.uk/brow...ectCategory=23

Whitley Bay's bandstand is back for a day
03-SEP-12
Issued by: Duncan Bennett

For one afternoon only, the site of the former King George V Coronation Bandstand in Whitley Bay will come back to life with an eclectic line-up of free music.

It's all part of the Bandstand Marathon - a nationwide event celebrating the final day of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games on Sunday, September 9.

While hundreds of actual bandstands across the country will feature, North Tyneside is staging the event where a bandstand used to be but no longer exists.

The location is on The Links in Whitley Bay opposite the bottom of Eastbourne Gardens, near the bus stop which is still known as 'The Bandstand'.

North Tyneside Council and North Tyneside Steelband have put together a varied music programme, running from 1pm to 5pm.

It includes the Vieux Carre Jazzmen, Precious Metal, Bay:Vox Choir, North Tyneside Youth Choir, Bay Church Group, North Tyneside Learning Disability Forum Choir and Harmony, with North Tyneside Steelband themselves topping and tailing the afternoon.

Sunday is also the final day of this year's Heritage Open Days so the Whitley Bay Bandstand Marathon is being given a heritage twist.

The performance area will feature historic images of the King George V Coronation Bandstand, and a free leaflet will be available telling the history of the bandstand and of Leon Dodd, 'Whitley's versatile entertainer', who was its regular star attraction during the 1930s.
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 03:19 PM   #369
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Interesting to see on the 1970 photo of Bensham Rd, two brands that no longer exist, National petrol and Austin. I bet while you were spending 5 and 6 on a gallon of petrol for your Austin 1100, you were admiring a new model for £ 700.
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Interesting to see on the 1970 photo of Bensham Rd, two brands that no longer exist, National petrol and Austin. I bet while you were spending 5 and 6 on a gallon of petrol for your Austin 1100, you were admiring a new model for £ 700.
Yes, and we had only just talked about seeing a similar "National" sign in an old photo of a garage on the Historic Newcastle thread, last month . . .

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Could it be National Benzole?

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Vision on garage roof?

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Yes, and we had only just talked about seeing a similar "National" sign in an old photo of a garage on the Historic Newcastle thread, last month . . .





Who/what is that standing on the roof of the garage?
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Who/what is that standing on the roof of the garage?
Looks like Earl Grey - as in Greys Monument.

Ken took this from information boards at St Mary's. Gateshead and perhaps he has caught reflections of others in his shot.
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 06:22 PM   #373
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Statue to George Hawks, Windmill Hills, Gateshead

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The statue to former mayor of Gateshead, George Hawks, in the park - it was in 2001 located elsewhere on Windmill Hills (behind the garage and in front of the "Dole Office" shown in other picture on Bensham pictures post), into the recreated park area near the corner of the former Windmill Hills School/ Borough Architects Dept/Aged Persons Home, near Mulgrave Terrace entrance point

This Steve Ellwoood picture from post 1019 on Test your general knowledge thread



More information about him from Steve on that post http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...998733&page=51

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It was also on a condition they wouldn't build on his land, didn't quite work that way though. Cuthberts was a dump then and a dump now.

I had a girlfriend there in the 80's ce le ve

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The statue to former mayor of Gateshead, George Hawks, in the park - it was in 2001 located elsewhere on Windmill Hills (behind the garage and in front of the "Dole Office" shown in other picture on Bensham pictures post), into the recreated park area near the corner of the former Windmill Hills School/ Borough Architects Dept/Aged Persons Home, near Mulgrave Terrace entrance point . . .

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Bensham is devoid of ghosts but there are 3 poltergeists there I believe.
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I believe the church at the top of Derwenter road was designed by John Dobson, could be wrong, don't think I am though.

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St Cuthbert's Church, DerwentwaterRd/BenshamRd, Gateshead

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I believe the church at the top of Derwenter road was designed by John Dobson, could be wrong, don't think I am though.

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Covered in post 291 in "Religious Buildings" thread - pictures and information

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Could that street, perchance, be St. George's Terrace, Jesmond? The one with the Ford Zephyr outside the National garage?
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Could that street, perchance, be St. George's Terrace, Jesmond? The one with the Ford Zephyr outside the National garage?
Yes, good spot!

It was the unusual "upstairs garage" on St George's Terrace, that we were discussing on the Historic Newcastle thread, last month . . .

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